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New Computer Vision Challenge Wants to Teach Robots to See in 3D

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

The progress made in training algorithms to recognize images via the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge has prompted its 2018 replacement with the more formidable task of teaching robots to perceive the world in three dimensions. 

Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Takes on Chinese Poker Players

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence to compete against six professional Chinese poker players in a 36,000-hand exhibition match in China.

In the Future, We Will Control Our Mobiles Using Gestures

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are developing a next-generation interface that will enable people to interact with mobile devices using gestures.

Algorithm and Rhyme

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

San Jose State University professor Margareta Ackerman has developed an artificial intelligence-based system designed to assist musicians in songwriting.

Few Keep Track of Their Personal Data on the Net

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

A study found that few users understand how their personal data are compiled and stored on the Internet.

AI Player AlphaGo to Play Chinese Go Champion

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00

DeepMind's Go-playing artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in May will play against top Chinese Go player Ke Jie in a three-game match in China.

Science Reveals Yet Another Reason Octopuses and Squid Are So Weird

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:40

Octopuses are aliens living on Earth.

23andMe Given Green Light to Sell DNA Tests for 10 Diseases

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:21

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first at-home genetic test that can help to determine a person's risk of developing certain diseases.

Tim Berners-Lee: Selling Private Citizens' Browsing Data Is 'Disgusting'

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

Sir Tim Berners-Lee says he is appalled by the Trump administration's decision to dismantle net neutrality and let Internet service providers sell customers' browsing data to advertisers.

Information Storage With a Nanoscale Twist

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

Researchers have discovered a rotational force inside magnetic vortices, which they say could make it easier to design ultrahigh-capacity disk drives.

Electronic Synapses That Can Learn: Towards an Artificial Brain?

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

European researchers from several institutions have developed an artificial synapse on a chip that can learn autonomously.

Chinese Scientists Engineer Flexible, Faster-Swimming Robot

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

Chinese researchers have developed a flexible, remote-controlled robotic ray that can swim through water nearly twice as fast as previous robo-swimmers without being tethered.

Learning to Think Like a Computer

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:00

The number of computer science majors has more than doubled since 2011, according to the Computing Research Association.

How Artificial Life Spawned a Billion-Dollar Industry

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:22

Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.

Machine Learning Predicts the Look of Stem Cells

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:14

No two stem cells are identical, even if they are genetic clones.

Tiny Black Holes Enable a New Type of Photodetector for High-Speed Data

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:26

Researchers have developed tiny "black holes" on a silicon wafer that serve as a new type of photodetector.

Google's Video AI Was Tricked Into Thinking a Video About Apes Was About Spaghetti

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:26

Researchers have successfully tricked Google's Cloud Video Intelligence application programming interface into identifying a video about gorillas as one dealing with an unrelated topic.

Inkjet-Printed Flexible Memory Devices

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:26

Researchers have developed flexible, inkjet-printable memory cells they say could lead to mass-produced printable electronics. T

Stanford Researchers Create Deep Learning Algorithm That Could Boost Drug Development

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:26

A new type of deep learning, known as one-shot learning, could be used to help drug development because it only requires a small number of data points.

Apprenticeship Emerging To Fill Skills Gaps

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:09

New approaches to apprenticeship aim to provide talented, if not traditionally trained, computing professionals.